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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I'M ADDICTED TO CABLES.. beret on: January 27, 2011 07:22:41 PM
ooh thanks everyone, I ended up naming it "Flowering Fields"! I didn't think to post it on this thread but I did end up adding it to ravelry a month or so after posting this.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Raspberry Beret.. on: December 22, 2010 03:55:45 PM
no problem! It's actually just seed stitch, I love the way it looks with bulky yarn
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Raspberry Beret on: December 21, 2010 08:41:39 PM
I thought you all might need some super quick knits for those last minute gifts!  This one is really quick thanks to wool ease thick n quick.  I knit this white one first and then realized I've been meaning to do my version of a "raspberry beret."  I dont think it's "the kind you'd find in a second hand store" but I couldn't resist!  

EDIT: i realized i shoudl've said this before.. most of the beret is just seed stitch so it'd be a really easy first project for those beginners.  You can also make it with or without the loops for the ribbon





pattern is here - would've just typed it out in craftster but i already had it all laid out so i had to post large images on my blog

if you prefer to download your patterns its on ravelry too

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/raspberry-beret-9

Please post here or on Ravelry if you end up knitting your own!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Last Minute Holly Scarf on: December 16, 2010 06:04:49 PM
Hello, all! I haven't posted anything in so long..

I made these scarves before thanksgiving and haven't gotten around to taking pictures till now so I hope some  of you still need last minute gift ideas!

Basically I carved out erasers to print this holly inspired pattern on a piece of fabric I scored from the remnants bin.  The lighter scarf just would not photograph! so my apologize I hope you can tell what the pattern looks like.



So this one is a little more contemporary christmas spirit, for someone I know who loves christmas but I can't imagine them going out all red and green.



I've been loving all of the bright bold christmas products I've seen this year so I tried to keep that in mind when i chose my colors for this one.  

If anybody's interested in making one themselves I have put everything you need to know on my blog.

http://prajex.blogspot.com

thanks to anyone for reading!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I'M ADDICTED TO CABLES.. beret on: July 19, 2010 03:11:30 PM
thanks everyone Smiley that's so funny raeanne.. i also made a lime green colored one but only have pictures of this one
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I'M ADDICTED TO CABLES.. beret on: July 18, 2010 05:50:33 PM
I just realized how much fun it can be to play around with cables.  You can make any kind of design you want!  there's just so much freedom to design and I'm glad I finally got to use it.  I basically just started this hat and made it up as I went.  The best part was the fun surprises I got while I was pleasantly surprised as how nice it started looking.    it's patons classic wool

here's the back, another pleasant surprise while knitting Smiley okay, well i planned it to make the shape of a flower but I didn't really know what it would look like till I was done.

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wood Block Printed Thank Yous on: July 07, 2010 07:34:51 AM
I did it by hand.. i wish i had a press to use though!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Two New Hats on: June 19, 2010 04:45:47 PM
thanks guys.. you should do it, you can never have enough hats!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Two New Hats on: June 17, 2010 06:28:52 PM
My favorite to knit seems to always be hats.  They're also my favorite to design.  I almost started another one today, but i figured I should restrain myself and document these first.  

First I just wanted to make a nice baggy hat that would be appropriate for summer but also look good with my big mess of hair up in it.  Here's an idea of what it looks like filled with hair.


and here's some prettier photos




then I wanted to do a more vintage inspired hat.





both hats knit up super fast and are really easy! any comments very appreciated, thanks for reading.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Wood Block Printed Thank Yous on: May 20, 2010 08:04:40 AM
I can't believe how long its been since I've posted.  Summer is upon me and my first project was making thank you cards for professionals that came to an event at my school and looked at my work.  Since I'm a designer I definitely wanted to make my own.  I also wanted to make sure they knew they were handmade so I did some printmaking for the first time quite a while.  This is my final product.  Sorry For the cell phone pics.. bluetooth makes it too convenient not to!


Here was my first round where I did traditional Japanese woodblock printing.  It's a very odd process where the block and the paper all have to be perfectly damp and watercolor or gouache is used instead of ink.  Although I love doing this kind of printmaking it wasn't the professional look I was going for as the paper really ended up curling on me.



And here's my process that worked best in the end.  I ended up using my carved woodblock as I usually use lino-cut.  I just inked it with my brayer and pressed it by hand with my barren.  The texture I am in LOVE with came from the paper.  It's a paper made for acrylic painting so I think it is covered in a layer of some kind of plastic  linen type texture.  I wish I could've used color but I knew I wouldn't have time to get more ink before these should be in the mail.  Anyways.. i bought a big piece of wood and just keep carving parts of it for different projects, I believe it's called shiva wood- great for carving.



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